Militant Islamist Ideology Expert Testifies No Evidence Al Qaeda Used WikiLeaks Documents to Launch Attacks

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 2:19 pm

An expert on militant Islamist ideology took the stand in the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial to testify on how al Qaeda and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) could have used the information Manning disclosed to WikiLeaks. However, he presented no actual evidence that Al Qaeda or AQAP ever relied on [...]

‘Aiding the Enemy’: The Unprecedented Prosecution of Bradley Manning

By: Thursday July 25, 2013 9:32 am

Closing arguments are set to begin in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who remains charged by the United States military with “aiding the enemy” by “knowingly” giving “intelligence to the enemy, through indirect means” after releasing US government information revealing the true nature of US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks. [...]

Bradley Manning’s Trial: Defense Pushes for Findings of ‘Not Guilty’ on Multiple Offenses (Live Updates)

By: Monday July 15, 2013 2:33 pm

7:35 PM EST We are in recess for the day. The next session for the trial will be Thursday, July 18th. 7:34 PM EST The Judge has denied the government’s request for their witness to rebut the testimony by Prof. Yochai Benkler on how WikiLeaks is a legitimate journalistic organization. 7:07 PM EST The government prosecutors now want [...]

The Evolution & State of Journalism Becomes a Key Focus in Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Thursday July 11, 2013 2:37 pm

The defense in Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial was able to successfully qualify Professor Yochai Benkler of Harvard University as an expert on the “networked Fourth Estate,” who could discuss research he had done on WikiLeaks and how it fit into the “networked Fourth Estate.” What this meant was the defense could present testimony on how [...]

Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 16 (Live Updates)

By: Tuesday July 9, 2013 12:41 pm

6:05 PM EST Full report on defense motion for a finding of “not guilty” on the “aiding the enemy” charge here. 6:00 PM EST Recess for the night. The government and defense, after long recess, decided to sit down and go over information defense security expert Charles Ganiel reviewed—the charged diplomatic cables. The information is classified. It [...]

Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 15 (Live Updates)

By: Monday July 8, 2013 9:47 am

9:00 PM EST Full report on Col. Morris Davis qualifying as an expert for testimony in the trial here. 7:09 PM EST  Col. Morris Davis qualifies as an expert on Gitmo detainee policy, and can testify on nature of the detainee assessments that Manning released. 5:45 PM EST  Col. Morris Davis takes the stand. The defense intends [...]

Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 13 (Live Updates)

By: Monday July 1, 2013 11:56 am

2:45 PM EST The military court is in a closed session until 4:30 PM EST. During the period, the prosecutors are going to try to get Daniel Lewis of the DIA qualified as an “expert” on counterintelligence and the valuation of information. Also, they will elicit testimony from him on the value of information and the testimony [...]

Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 11 (Live Updates)

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 2:20 pm

6:55PM EST  Secrecy update: the Press was handed a copy of the stipulated expected testimony that wasn’t read in court. But we can’t take a copy. It is supposedly going up online in 24 hours. 6:50PM EST  Bradley Manning is charged with the release of 96 confidential diplomatic cables and 21 secret diplomatic cables. 6:08PM [...]

Defense: Bradley Manning Was Naive to Think He Could Change the World But Had Good Intentions

By: Monday June 3, 2013 12:59 pm

Today, the defense for PFC. Bradley Manning delivered its opening statement in his trial. David Coombs, Manning’s defense lawyer, opened with an account of an incident that occurred in Iraq on December 24, 2009. An American military convoy was moving through and a vehicle with five civilians moved to the side of the road to [...]

A Report from the Major Rally for Bradley Manning

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 4:15 pm

On a hot summer day, hundreds of supporters of Pfc. Bradley Manning gathered outside the gates of Fort Meade in Maryland, where Manning’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 3. They came on Saturday from cities on the east coast and other parts of the United States to show their support for someone they [...]

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